Cyclone Vardah set to hit Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
A high alert has been declared across the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and southern region of Andhra Pradesh as the Cyclone Vardah is approaching the land. Earlier, it was predicted that the intensity of the cyclone would diminish as it reaches the land. Now, the Regional Meteorological Centre claims that the cyclone will make heavy rainfall and landslides in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu as well as Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone, which is presently located about 150 km east-northeast of Chennai coastal region, is expected to reach the land by today afternoon. The fishermen of the affected region are advised to stay away from the sea for next 48 hours. The special task forces have been deployed across the affected region. The authorities have ordered the rescue operatives and Indian Air Force to stay alert. The educational institution located in the affected region has been closed. Top officials, both the political executives and permanent executives, have convened a meeting to discuss the developments. As per the latest updates, around six teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh and around eight teams have been prepositioned in the Tamil Nadu. The Indian cyclone season begins from April and ends in December. The cyclones cause serious damages on the coastal regions of the country. In 1999, a severe cyclone attacked Odisha creating huge damage and killing over ten thousand people.
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